that which is carried over, postponed, or extended to a later time, account, etc.
Bookkeeping. the total of one page of an account carried forward to the next.
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How to use carry-over in a sentence
Tocqueville emphasizes how American habits carry over into politics much more so than the reverse.
Why would you go out and appoint Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State and carry over that old regime?Oliver Stone on the Tyranny of Obama’s ‘Exceptional’ America | Andrew Romano | October 17, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
If public opinion is divided and conflicted, those divisions and conflicts will carry over into our politics.
Their stores were conveyed in bateaux, which they were constantly forced to haul against currents and carry over land.The Political History of England - Vol. X. | William Hunt
The twelve couples embarked in the boats, which crossed back many times in order to carry over the other princes.The Red Fairy Book | Various
The poets justly carry over rhetoric when the scene demands it, and have often proved themselves excellent rhetoricians.Rhetoric and Poetry in the Renaissance | Donald Lemen Clark
To carry over the course a bag or two of clubs for the elect of Newbern was bound to be improving.The Wrong Twin | Harry Leon Wilson
The air has become so thin on Mars that sound will not carry over large portions of it.Giants on the Earth | Sterner St. Paul Meek
British Dictionary definitions for carry over
to postpone or defer
accounting tax accounting another term for carry forward
(on the London Stock Exchange) to postpone (payment or settlement) until the next account day
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Other Idioms and Phrases with carry-over
See carry forward, def. 1.
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